- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

CHINCHILLA, Pa. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has spent nearly $200,000 in rent on a post office in northeastern Pennsylvania that’s yet to open, more than six years after the agency signed a lease.

The post office is planning to relocate from a trailer to a 1,500-square-foot property in South Abington Township, outside Scranton.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton (https://bit.ly/1pV8VlZ ) reports that drainage and access issues have helped delay the opening of the Chinchilla Post Office.

The agency has been paying nearly $31,000 per year to rent the space while it tries to resolve the issues. The lease runs through May 2023.

A post office spokeswoman says there’s no target date for opening.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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